a private war

A Private War

In a world where journalism is under attack, Marie Colvin is one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time. Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless, while constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado. After being hit by a grenade in Sri Lanka, she wears a distinctive eye patch and is still as comfortable sipping martinis with London’s elite as she is confronting dictators. Colvin sacrifices loving relationships, and over time, her personal life starts to unravel as the trauma she’s witnessed takes its toll. Yet, her mission to show the true cost of war leads her — along with renowned war photographer Paul Conroy — to embark on the most dangerous assignment of their lives in the besieged Syrian city of Homs. Based on the extraordinary life of Marie Colvin. 

Starring:  Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, Stanley Tucci, Tom Hollander, Faye Marsay, Nikki Amuka-Bird

Runtime:  1 hr. 50 mins.

Rating:  14A

Genre:  Biography/Drama/War


Saturday, January 19 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Monday, January 21 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 24 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Adult $11.50, Senior (60+)  $9.00 – Tickets available through Box Office Only

General Admission seating

welcome to marwen

Welcome To Marwen


When a devastating attack shatters Mark Hogancamp and wipes away all memories, no one expected recovery. Putting together pieces from his old and new life, Mark meticulously creates a wondrous town where he can heal and be heroic. As he builds an astonishing art installation–a testament to the most powerful women he knows–through his fantasy world, he draws strength to triumph in the real one. 

Starring:  Steve Carell, Leslie Mann, Diane Kruger, Merritt Wever, Janella Monae, Eiza Gonzalaz

Runtime:  1 hr. 56 mins.

Rating;  PG

Genre:  Biography/Comedy/Drama/Fantasy


Friday, January 25 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 26 @ 7:30 p.m. only

Monday, January 28 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Adult  $11.50, Senior (60+)  $9.00 – Tickets available through Box Office only

General Admission seating



Governor George W Bush of Texas picks Dick Cheney, the CEO of Halliburton Co, to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney’s impressive résumé includes stints as White House chief of staff, House Minority Whip and defence secretary. When Bush wins by a narrow margin, Cheney begins to use his newfound power to help reshape the country and the world. 

Starring:  Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Tyler Perry, Alison Pill

Runtime:  2 hrs. 12 mins.

Rating:  14A

Genre:  Biography/Comedy/Drama/History


Tuesday, January 29 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 30 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 31 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Nominated for 8 Academy Awards including: Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Christian Bale), Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Amy Adams), Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Sam Rockwell), Best Achievement in Directing

Golden Globe Winner:  Christian Bale – Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Adult $11.50, Senior (60+)  $9.00 – Tickets available through Box Office Only

General Admission seating

mary queen of scots

Nominated for 2 Academy Awards:  Best Achievement in Costuming, Best Achievement in Make Up & Hairstyling

Mary Queen Of Scots

Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary Stuart defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. However, Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beholds her sister in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. 

Starring:  Saorise Ronan, Margot Kidder, Jak Lowden, Joe Alwyn, David Tennant, Guy Pearce

Runtime:  2 hrs. 5 mins.

Rating:  14A

Genre:  Biography/Drama/History


Friday, February 1 @ 2 p .m. & 7:30 p.m.

Monday, February 4 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 5 @ 2 p.m & 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 7 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Adult $11.50, Senior (60+)  $9.00 – Tickets available through Box Office Only

General Admission seating

if beale street

If Beale Street Could Talk

Set in early-1970s Harlem, If Beale Street Could Talk is a timeless and moving love story of both a couple’s unbreakable bond and the African-American family’s empowering embrace, as told through the eyes of 19-year-old Tish Rivers. A daughter and wife-to-be, Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes by the nickname Fonny. Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit.

Starring:  KiKi Layne, Stephen James, Regina King, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, Brian Tyree Henry

Runtime:  1 hr. 59 mins.

Rating:  PG

Genre:  Crime/Drama/Romance


Monday, February 11 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 12 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 13 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 14 @ 2 p.m. only

Saturday, February 15 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Nominated for 3 Academy Awards:  Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Regina King), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Achievement in Music Written for a Motion Picture – Original Score

Winner Golden Globe:  Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role – Regina King

Adult $11.50, Senior (60+)  $9.00 – Tickets available through Box Office Only

General Admission seating

pride movie


presented by Bay Of Quinte Pride


This Valentines Bay of Quinte Presents A Film About Love: PRIDE – The Movie.

Realising that they share common foes in Margaret Thatcher, the police and the conservative press, London-based gay and lesbian activists lend their support to striking miners in 1984 Wales.

Let’s celebrate love together.


Showing:  Thursday, February 14

Doors open at 7 for bar and concession sales

Theatre doors open at 7:30

Movie starts at 8 pm.

This is a safe space for LGBTQ2S+ and allies


Tickets:  $11.50

Available On line at


or at the door at The Empire Theatre box office

The Empire Theatre is the home of the Quinte Film Alternative. 

QFA films run every second Wednesday. All screenings are at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Matinee’s are $9.00 and Evenings are $11.00, general admission. Student tickets are $5.50. Please visit www.quintefilmalternative.ca for more information and membership details.

Upcoming Films:

Wed. January 23 – Hearts Beat Loud

Wed. February 6 – Shoplifters

Wed. February 20 – Stan & Ollie

Wed. March 6 – Maria By Callas

Wed. March 20 – Sir

Wed. April 3 – Woman At War